Brisbane Riding Routes

Brisbane Riding Routes

Postby Shpox » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:58 pm

Hi guys. Is there any chance we can get a directory going of the Brisbane's ride routes for roadies? Would be great to have the Strava/Bikely route linked with the total km of the ride. Getting sick of Riverloop. Have listed a few I've been on below.

Flats:
Riverloop - 36km - [GS, ST]
City to Sandgate - 56.6 - [ST,TH].
City to Manly/Lota via the Gateway Bridge - 56.4km - [ST].

Climbs:
Gap Creek Rd. Climb - 2km - [GS, ST]
Upper Brookfield - 10km - [S]
Mt. Coot Tha (Back) - 9km - [GS,ST].
Mt. Nebo Descent - 18km - [TH].

Road Conditions Key:
S - Safe at most times
GS - Generally Safe
ST - Some Traffic
TH - Traffic Heavy
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Re: Brisbane Riding Routes

Postby RonK » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:12 pm

OK, here's my Saturday morning ride - well, one of 'em...

City to Sandgate: 56.5km.

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Re: Brisbane Riding Routes

Postby RonK » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:20 pm

Or go the other way - City to Manly/Lota via the Gateway Bridge: 56.4km.

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Re: Brisbane Riding Routes

Postby Shpox » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:23 pm

Will add these as they appear. Is it generally flat there Ronko?
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Re: Brisbane Riding Routes

Postby RonK » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:49 pm

Shpox wrote:Will add these as they appear. Is it generally flat there Ronko?


Yes, flat, apart from the Gateway Bridge.
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Re: Brisbane Riding Routes

Postby RonK » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:50 pm

Want something a bit longer? City to Redcliffe 95.6km.

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Re: Brisbane Riding Routes

Postby RonK » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:55 pm

Or City to Cleveland: 98.8km.

Well, that's one way, there are few different routes you could take...

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Re: Brisbane Riding Routes

Postby albertgaleano » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:59 am

if you are getting sick of the riverloop you can check this one out :)
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http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=65682
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Re: Brisbane Riding Routes

Postby Dimma » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:04 pm

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Re: Brisbane Riding Routes

Postby briztoon » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:23 pm

Not sure if this will work.
http://connect.garmin.com/course/4138631

You can make it a true loop and a bit shorter in distance by heading back up highway through Chandler and swing in the back way to Belmont. I know many riders have Capalaba as the start and finish point which would make it around 80 km.
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Re: Brisbane Riding Routes

Postby ValleyForge » Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:01 pm

I'm not responsible for the name, which does however say it all....

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Re: Brisbane Riding Routes

Postby Shpox » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:03 am

Looks like I can't edit the main post due to post-time so might just throw them in here :mrgreen:
Some are looking good. I personally prefer some sort of loop to get back to the CBD
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Re: Brisbane Riding Routes

Postby Dan » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:05 am

UBD has a few
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Re: Brisbane Riding Routes

Postby jack11 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:48 pm

I'm not sure this is the right place to ask, but does anyone know of any good climbs other than Mt Gravatt that are between 1km and 2.5km and a steady gradient between 5% and 7.5%?
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Re: Brisbane Riding Routes

Postby jasonc » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:26 am

jack11 wrote:I'm not sure this is the right place to ask, but does anyone know of any good climbs other than Mt Gravatt that are between 1km and 2.5km and a steady gradient between 5% and 7.5%?


you could do the front of Mount coot-tha
the back is 9%, but the front averages out to 6.6% or something
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Re: Brisbane Riding Routes

Postby Lukeyboy » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:45 pm

What about Clear Mountain? Winn Road to the lodge (North to South) is only an average of about 4.4% over 4km... although it does have 12%, -12%, 17%, 12%, 16%, -14%, and 20% climbs going from North to South. Strangley enough I find it easier to power up the back of Clear Mountain compared to Coot-tha. I guess its because you can't get a breather anywhere heading up the back.
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Re: Brisbane Riding Routes

Postby jasonc » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:02 am

Lukeyboy wrote:Strangley enough I find it easier to power up the back of Clear Mountain compared to Coot-tha. I guess its because you can't get a breather anywhere heading up the back.


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Re: Brisbane Riding Routes

Postby jack11 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:43 am

Thanks for the advice. I'm going to head down and have a look at Mt Gravatt today and do a few repeats!
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Re: Brisbane Riding Routes

Postby jack11 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:33 pm

jack11 wrote:Thanks for the advice. I'm going to head down and have a look at Mt Gravatt today and do a few repeats!


I immediately regret that decision. Really struggled - dont think im over a bug ive had for the last few weeks :oops:
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